Short Break in Lyon and the Rhône-Alpes Region of France

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The Rhône-Alpes region of France has impressive scenery stretching from wide river valleys to lakes and high mountain peaks.  It has many fine cities and towns, offering a wide range of outstanding historic buildings, riverside walks, attractive parks and museums. …

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Flying Grandma Spends Christmas in Argentina

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Written by Celia Dillow (A Runner-up entry in the Travel for Seniors Writing Competition.) Grandma hated flying. She hated the waiting around and the pain of aching limbs and stiff joints. The uncertainty of it all terrified her. She did …

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Walking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

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Written by Frances Harris (A Runner-up entry in the Senior Travel Expert Inaugural Writing Competition.) I think it is a great idea when my husband says he wants to celebrate retirement by going to Machu Picchu. Who would not want to …

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Round the World in 40 Days: Stage 11 – Miami and the Everglades

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Miami was on our route back from Lima to the UK, but why transit for a couple of hours when you can stay for a few days. Although I had visited Florida eight years before (see Florida – Touring holiday), I was quite happy …

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The Merry Widow Goes by Coach

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Written by Deryn van der Tang (A Runner-up entry in the Travel for Seniors Writing Competition.) “Everybody out and go to the toilet before we head down the Inversnaid Highway,” said Eddie our coach driver as we arrived in Aberfoyle. …

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Round the World in 40 Days: Stage 10 – Lima and Miraflores, Peru

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Our primary reason for travelling to Peru was to visit Cusco and Machu Picchu, but whilst in the country, it made sense to check out the capital, Lima. I must admit I knew very little about the city other than it …

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